Garden Designs and Pictures to Inspire You

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Here are a few garden design tips to inspire you and finally get your home a manicured look it truly deserves

There’s no prettier way to make your home look more welcoming than blossoming flora and a beautifully manicured garden. It breathes life into an otherwise dull home, transforming your haven into a peaceful refuge where you can unwind and spend time with your family. Here are garden designs to inspire you to get you to finally rid those pesky weeds and replace them with a landscape that beautiful home so much deserves.

Edible Landscaping

Since everyone is into growing their own herbs in their backyard nowadays, why not join the bandwagon and mix up your typical ornamental garden plants with fragrant herbs and colorful produce? It will not only give your home a pleasant view, but it can also give you ready access to fresh veggies (think of all the salad possibilities!), and a means to a healthy lifestyle. The good news here is you do not have to have a huge space, since your small pocket garden will do. Plant some rosemary, basil, oregano, or mint to add a refreshing touch to your green refuge—growing fresh produce is in every way, an inspiring and rewarding experience.

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Small Space? No Problem!

The problem with small garden spaces is that it can make you feel cramped up if the landscaping is not done strategically. Overgrown trees can block precious sunlight, while dull garden fixtures can make the space seem dimmer. One way for you to counter these problems is to give your garden accent pieces that can brighten your mini meadow, like flowering plants put on top of white pedestals.

One way to counter space restriction is to give your garden accent pieces, such as potted flowering plants, that can brighten your mini meadow.
One way to counter space restriction is to give your garden accent pieces, such as potted flowering plants, that can brighten your mini meadow.

Minimalist Gardens

Since the minimalist architectural trend does not seem to be going any time soon, these Zen-inspired gardens are here to stay as well. Minimalist gardens are characterized by a clean high-end look, which are balanced by design elements like raised stucco planter beds and bamboo finishing and accented by crushed-gravel patios with artfully trimmed greenery. It focuses more on the basic components rather than the greenery. These beautiful gardens do not only give its owners an escape from all the chaos beyond the fence, its upkeep is very minimal, too. All you have to do is sit back, and sip some lovely matcha tea while you enjoy the relaxing ambiance a minimalist garden gives.

Beautiful minimalist gardens do not only provide an escape from the chaos beyond the fence, its upkeep is very minimal too.
Beautiful minimalist gardens do not only provide an escape from the chaos beyond the fence, its upkeep is very minimal too.

Mediterranean Gardens

Mediterranean-style gardens are perfect for a tropical country like the Philippines because it allows for ventilation, and at the same time, features arcades and shades that shield from the intense sunlight during summer. Water fountains make for a refreshing sight for those who want to relax along their garden patio. But what is best about this type of garden is its adaptive theme: tropical plants like ferns and orchid can easily replace common Mediterranean plants. The warm terracotta hues that are usually seen in these gardens are captivatingly inspiring.

What’s best about this type of garden is its adaptive theme: tropical plants like ferns and orchid can easily replace common Mediterranean plants.
What’s best about this type of garden is its adaptive theme: tropical plants like ferns and orchid can easily replace common Mediterranean plants.

Eco-friendly Gardens

If you think your garden cannot get any greener, think again. Environment-friendly gardens are now becoming a hit with eco-conscious homeowners because of their many benefits. You do not have to go as far as composting with worms. Aim to grow native plants like aunasin, ardisia, cerbera, or maritima, and then mix them up with ornamental plants for more appeal. Minimize the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Watching your eco-garden grow can definitely be a rewarding experience for everyone.

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